Sunday, April 5, 2009

Met Monday

Hello, Dear Ones! Oh, how exciting ~ it's Met Monday again! WooHooness! I want to thank our Diva Susan for hosting this most fun event! Pop on over to her blog Between Naps on the Porch and you can travel all over the Land of Blog and see so many projects. Oh, but don't forget to look at my post before you go! ;)



Okay! I want to share a little project with you that doesn't cost a whole lot of money! You know how we all love Ross and Marshalls, well if you run and don't walk there you too can complete this project and save yourself a bit of cash.

Lookee!!Dishes! You know how I love my dishes. I was in Marshalls last week - looking at dishes of course and saw these little lovelies! I fell in love with them immediately and had to have them! Just when you walk inside the door of Marshalls you're saving money, right? ;)
Step One: I first just bought six of these chargers. What was I thinking? Well, I immediately went back! You see not only are these dishes just the cutest things you've ever seen~ Dear Ones, these are called Emma's Garden by Spode!! I was just so excited I can't even remember exactly how much they cost! It certainly wasn't much ~ somewhere from $3.99 to $5.99 each! I just know I got a great deal! ;) Oh, I don't save my receipts! Mr. Precious has wanted me to do that from since we were first married - but I just forget! :) I'm too busy saving him money!
Step Two: I headed right on over to the dish displays and popped six of the dinner plates into my shopping cart! $1.99 each! Now I made an effort to remember that!
Step Three: Six of the desserts plates found their tiny way into my cart also! Again, $1.99! What a deal!
Step Four: All the dishes were unwrapped, washed and hid, um, I mean put away very neatly.

There you have it, Dear Ones. A simple project you can all achieve with just a little cash. Heck, save your cash and use your credit card! You can spend more on this project if you buy these lovely little dishes elsewhere! But remember, Marshalls and Ross are a project gal's best friend. Don't you agree?

No credit cards were seriously hurt by the making of this project and I saved my tiny dollar bills to buy a milkshake! A gal needs nourishment after such an intense project as this! :)

Make your husband happy like I make my Mr. Precious happy - save him some money! And if you hide, um, I mean gently put away your dishes until a later time, when you hubby says, "Honey, where did these dishes come from?" Your tiny reply will be, "These old things! I've had them quite a long time!"

Now go on out to Marshalls and save your hubby some money! ;)

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

If you've got the money I've got the time
We'll go honky tonkin' and we'll have a time

We'll make all the night spots dance drink beer and wine
If you've got the money honey I've got the time
There ain't no use to tarry so let's start out tonight
We'll spread joy oh boy oh boy and we'll spread it right
We'll have more fun baby all way down the line
If you've got the money honey I've got the time
If you've got the money I've got the time
We'll go honky tonkin' and we'll have a time

Bring along your Cadillac leave my old wreck behind
If you've got the money honey I've got the time
Yes we'll go honky tonkin' make every club in town
We'll go to the park where it's dark we won't fool around
But if you run short of money I'll run short of time
Cause you with no more money honey I've no more time
If you've got the money I've got the time
We'll go honky tonkin' and we'll have a time

We'll make all the night spots dance drink beer and wine
If you've got the money honey I've got the time
~sung by Willie Nelson

58 comments:

  1. You are so funny! I do the same thing with clothes...just don't tell my hubby.

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  2. sheila,
    This is hilarious! Love your saving money idea and hubby should be proud! hehe Cindy

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  3. Great work, Shelia!!

    Marshalls at the lake didn't have those dishes...or you can bet I would have saved J lots of money, while we were there!! I did find some pretty nifty red square salad plates with a cherry blossom twig or something like that, in white. I thought they would be great with some of my white dishes. Of course they came home with me. Alas, that was the only money I saved, though!

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  4. Hi Shelia! Great plates, and you have done so well saving money, Mr. Precious should be proud!

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  5. Love the colorful, spring-time dishes! Can't wait to see your table all decorated with these! Tell your Mom hello and hope you all have a good week.

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  6. I am sure Mr. Precious has given up on that receipt thing by now! Just tell him you are doing your part to boost the economy--we all appreciate it! :)

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  7. Shelia, Love those dishes.Just tell Hubby that it's part of the stimulus package. Yep, you my dear one are helping the economy. Keep up the good work.
    Kathleen

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  8. Oh Shelia...I have saved my husband millions over the years. And I tell him ALL the time how fortunate he is to have such a savvy shopper! I Know he is so grateful...in fact, I may just have to save him some more money real soon!!

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  9. Oh!! That's my type of project - very little effort expended - just walk into the store, whip the card out, and walk out again!! Enjoy your new dishes. Sally

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  10. Perfect springy dishes and you couldn't pass up those deals!! Great job!

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  11. I am reeeeeealy laughing out loud! This sounds a little too familiar! I save my dh money the exact same way! But you put it into words so much better than I could have! Love your new dishes. laurie

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  12. I definitely learned a few things from you tonite! I will from now on consider my crazy spending habits actual money saving adventures for my dear husband!!

    By the way, we do not have Ross up here in the Midwest. What is it like?? Is it part owned by TJ Maxx or Marshalls? I am soooo curious about this store!!!

    xoxo
    Jane

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  13. LOL! Yes I save my hubby so much money every week....Great post Shelia!

    Your new dishes are spectacular!
    Love the colors. :)

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  14. I love them! Shelia you are a genius when it comes to cute thing! Perfect!

    Come by tomorrow and see my Met Monday post, ok?

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  15. I like the way you think! That is even a project that I'm pretty sure I can handle!

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  16. Oh boy, love those dishes Sheila ! You knew I would didn't ya ? :)

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  17. Hi there, Shelia! Well...this is a projsct at which I have become rather accomplished without a whole lot of training! Hmmm...I am now wondering if it can be classified as an Olympic event? I had better get serious...just think how good I could be with a little more effort!! Hope you had a great weekend...hugs...Debbie
    PS...Gorgeous plates!!

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  18. Oh Shelia...I loved these hints. And I always hide, I mean wash my dishes and put them away neatly...so there you have it. I am doing things right! :)
    I just bought a set of cherry dishes..just so cute..but..for some reason I am having buyers regrets...do you ever do that? Jump right in and get something...and can't reverse it. Ah well...these dishes better not be minus any cherries...or I am gonna just plain come unglued!
    I'm still lamenting over my loss of all those dots. 24+ just on two sides of that baking dish. But still...I love it. So what the heck and I saved Mr. Wsprs money by NOT sending it back plus I got a $5 refund!! :)
    Shelia...thank you so much for the sweet comment on my last post. I love you for that!!
    Mona

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  19. Oh I am so with you in that I've got this saving my hubby money thing down pat. lol Love the dishes, they're gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

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  20. LOL You are too funny...love this Met Monday project...I am a master at this...have had lots of experience. And guess what, I bought those same dishes about a week ago, too! :-) I didn't get the dinner plates, but I bought the chargers and the dessert/salad ones. They are just some spring times...I loved the colors! And the price...wow...couldn't beat it with a stick!

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  21. Shelia, I saw this and fell in love, but I didn't get them. NOW I wish I had so we could be twins! LOL! I absolutely thought they were the cutest things EVER! And they are Spode. Glad you got them, Shelady!

    XO,

    SHeila :=)

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  22. You are so funny! And quite the shopper, great deal on the dishes-they're beautiful.

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  23. Shelia, your post just makes me smile. So cute and funny. Great plates and chargers! Linda

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  24. This was too funny. I love the dishes, but I love your "helpful hints" even more! Not only are you saving money, you're stimulating the economy. So you are a patriot too! Kathy

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  25. Cute dishes, and I do like that song.

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  26. Those dishes are adorable! And I'm so impressed with the way you come right home and hide...I mean tuck your new dishes away! I do that too!
    Blessings~
    Robin Rane'
    All Things Heart and Home

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  27. I had to laugh - it strikes close to home!!! My DD got some of the Spode Buttercup Faire like this last summer. She was only 17 and used some of her babysitting cash. I think we have a dishaholic in training!!! LOVE the Emma's Garden - good find. :D Jewel

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  28. Great dishes and love your humor to start my week off with a SMILE!
    Joyce

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  29. Heeheeheeeeeeeee... you're very squirrely putting those dishes away as soon as you get home. 'Cause you're right. Once hubby sees them you CAN say you've had them for "quite a while". That's not a lie!

    Justiney :o )

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  30. You are too funny! I do the same thing, act like stuff has been here forever.

    What cute plates!
    ~Michell

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  31. Boy, Shelia.... I like the way you think! Those are strikingly pretty. What a great project and then to end it all with a milkshake...shoot, I'd be in hog heaven!

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  32. You are crackin me up this morning girlie!! Those cute little dishes are to die for!!!

    I'm glad you were able to save your tiny dollars to buy yourself a milkshake. As for me I could spend a major part of my day sucking down an extra thick chocolate malt. YUMMO!!!

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  33. Oh goody, goody, I can't wait to start this project!!! The only problem is that it is still to early here, they aren't opened yet.
    Thanks for the "how to" today!
    Hugs, Bridget

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  34. OMG...you are such a hoot Sheila! What a riot reading about hiding the loot and your shopping spree! The plates are lovely and I enjoy Marshalls too. We actually have one locally I have not been to in a while. One of my favorites around here is Mardens. They sell buyouts from big name companies...the items may be slightly irregular and sometimes nothing is wrong with them. I could be a Mardins junkie if I allowed myself. I have actually thought about getting a part time job there just so I could check the stuff out on the truck when it comes it before the shoppers!

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  35. I love that you hid...I mean put away everything. Those dishes are great. And Spode, what a deal! Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  36. LOL Good morning Shelia. I just loved your post. You are a great little shopper and your dishes are lovely.

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  37. I like how you think!! :-)

    I'm going to have to go out and buy everything I've been coveting and hide it away till it's time for the "this old thing" reveal :-)

    Thanks for your kind comment on my virtual kitchen post. I hope I get the kitchen of my dreams too!!

    Kelly @ DesignTies

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  38. Oh Sheila - I DO love you! And your dishes too! I "save" money all the time too! I live within walking distance of a Marshalls -- it's a beautiful (and scary) thing! LOL

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  39. Sheila: I don't know why our husbands don't appreciate all the money we save them! I mean it is just boundless how much we actually save them!

    I love these dishes and you did such a good job "saving"!


    Lou Cinda :)

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  40. Oh, my dear Sheila...you have got to be the CUTEST little Southern gal ....EVER !! You bring a smile to me and I laughed out loud when you "hid....uh....put them away" cause I've done it sooooooo much!!
    Love those dishes....no matter how you paid for 'em!!
    xo bj

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  41. Those are darling.I do so hope you do a TT with this this wek.Are they going to be cute or what?
    My Mom and I used to do that with my Dad.I don't know if he ever caught on.But...we would buy me some new clothes and hang them in the closet for a few days. Then,of course get them out and he would always say,'new dress?".I would say,oh Dad you always say that,I've had this awhile".Ann

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  42. I am stopping by via BNOTP. Love the dishes!

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  43. Hi Shelia! I love your post. I too believe in saving my hubby money! I told my daughter I never lie to your dad about what I spent...but I don't offer any information either! Hahaha. Don't you love dishes. I too am crazy over them and love the ones you got. But....I think you are going to have to go back...and get some gorgeous placemats, tablecloths, napkins, centerpieces....after all you might need something to go with those wonderful dishes. Tell your hubby I am just trying to help!!!!
    Blessings,
    Debbie

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  44. Shelia, you are too funny!

    I do love your plates...woweeeee!

    Barb

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  45. Shelia
    Welcome back! I read your posts on your vacation with your daughter and SIL and it you had such a lovely place for dinner and visiting. I knew you were going to take a little break and just get away. You needed that...it looks like you had such fun. The pics are lovely...

    I sure wish we had a Marshalls in Canada. We don't.. :o( but sometimes I do get there when I'm in the states...which I'll be doing again next month.

    I especially love your idea of saving and look you still came ahead with such wonderful dishes and chargers and you had money left in your pocket...and not even on your card! Mr. Precious will be so proud of you.
    Thank you for sharing.
    have a lovely day
    Judi

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  46. Sheila, you are darling and hillarious! Thank you so much for thinking of such fun ways to save our husbands money. I almost saved mine some yesterday at Ross, but darn, I listened to that "other voice" instead. If I had seen your Spode dishes I would have listened to the more fun voice!!! I too, love, love dishes. My sweet 95 year-old Grandma just gave me a darling set of some of hers, so I guess I am okay. Vist our "Look What I got" page if you would like to see mine!

    Mermaid Debbie

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  47. I am going to go and do a metamorphosis on some plates right now!

    Have A Wonderful Day
    from Roberta Anne

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  48. That's what we are called to do. Be smart and thrifty shoppers. lol Love your new dishes and can't wait to see them on a tablescape.

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  49. (head shaking) Start building that warehouse.

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  50. I giggled through your entire post!!! I can totally relate. I just bought more dishes from Marshall's on Friday & I am seriously thinking of going back for more. Someone needs to take my credit card away. On 2nd thought, DON'T. I love shopping at Marshall's & Ross. And I am saving my hubby money. Just don't tell him.

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  51. Hey Sweet Pickle!!! You make us all proud showing us how to save our hubbies so much money...the dishes are so Spring and pretty...now I am not one for calling names but don't let Sherry hear about this...she will call you a 'dishaholic' quicker than you can flash your credit card! lol

    It is so good to hear from you sweetie and see you back posting..I have missed you girl...love ya Pickle!♥

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  52. Hey sweet Shelia;

    Come on over to my blog and enter my spring giveaway. I don't want you to miss out!

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  53. Hey Shelia; You crack me up!! lol; I love you pretty little dishes, and yes they are a great buy. You know you sound like me when I would buy a outfit,,, hide it,,,, I mean hang it in the closet for a bit.... lol

    Hugs;
    Alaura

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  54. Hi Sheila, I love the dishes! You're too funny,lol! I wish we had a Ross and Marshall's. At least we have TJ Maxx and Hobby Lobby or I would have to move! Thanks for your vistit this morning! Kristen

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  55. oh you are such a hoot, you always make people laugh, and love your way of thinking and saving money.
    you are a geniune sweetie
    hugs
    janet

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  56. too funny

    hmmm i need to find ways to stop Mr Beach Cottage thinking I spend money

    nice post, glad I found you!

    Sarah

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  57. Well, I'm sick...just sick. I had those dishes in my buggy. I loved them...adored them...and then talked myself out of them. Well, I'm just in a real snit now seeing them. They are so beautiful. I'm just kicking myself.
    JudyBug

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